Leesburg, Va. (September 4, 2014) – “High School 101”started with a very basic lesson on August 19, 2014.
Loudoun County High School’s new principal, Dr. Michelle Luttrell, told the incoming Class of 2018 they needed only one word to be “Raider ready.”
“When someone asks you how you are doing, the answer is, ‘Outstanding!’ ”
She said this word would cover the level of achievement their principal expected in academics, athletics and the arts.
Luttrell had the freshmen repeat the word until they spoke it at the proper decibel level.
Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) new superintendent, Dr. Eric Williams, also took part in the orientation session. Williams noted that, like the freshmen, he’s finding his way around (albeit on a little larger scale).
The Raider freshmen took part in five skill sessions and lunch between 9 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Among the topics covered were:
- How to properly take notes and study from them;
- Binder organization;
- Time management;
- Taking advantage of all the resources the high school offers;
- Adjusting teaching and learning styles.